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Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Coin Artists Rendering Reverse 500
Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse gold coin artists rendering (reverse). Page 18.

Thomas Jefferson First Spouse Gold Coin (Obverse)
Photo of Thomas Jefferson's First Spouse gold coin. Obverse shows Liberty because Jefferson didn't have a spouse while he served as President. Page 10.

Thomas Jefferson First Spouse Gold Coin (Reverse)
Photo of Thomas Jefferson's First Spouse gold coin Reverse shows Jefferson's tombstone. Page 12.

Louisa Adams First Spouse Gold Coin Artists Rendering Reverse 500
Louisa Adams First Spouse gold coin artists rendering (reverse). Page 20.

Jackson First Spouse Gold Coin Artists Rendering Reverse 500
Jackson First Spouse gold coin artists rendering (reverse). Page 22.

Thomas Jefferson First Spouse Gold Coin (Obverse) - Artist Rendering
Photo of artist rendering of Thomas Jefferson's First Spouse gold coin Obverse shows Liberty because Jefferson didn't have a spouse while he served as President. Page 9.

Thomas Jefferson First Spouse Gold Coin (Reverse) - Artist Rendering
Photo of artist rendering of Thomas Jefferson's First Spouse gold coin Reverse shows Jefferson's tombstone. Page 11.

Andrew Jackson Presidential Dollar Coin
Photo of Andrew Jackson Presidential Dollar coin. Page 15.

Presidential Dollar Edge Lettering Design Change for 2009 Onward
The Presidential Dollar edge lettering design is being changed for coins minted in 2009 and onward. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST formerly appeared on the edge, but it has now been moved to the obverse side of the coin. To fill out the design in place of the motto, the Mint has added 13 stars and moved things around a little bit. See the new edge lettering design for 2009 on this page. Page 18.

Presidential Dollar Obverse Design Template for 2009 Onward
U.S. Mint graphic depicts the Presidential Dollar obverse design template for 2009 onward, which incorporates the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, thereby moving it from the edge of the coin to the face. Page 17.

James Monroe Presidential Dollar Coin
Photo of the James Monroe Presidential Dollar coin. Page 13.

James Polk Presidential Dollar Design
The James Polk Presidential Dollar design is shown here. Polk was the 11th President, so his coin, the 11th in the Presidential Dollar series, is the third issued in 2009. Page 21.

John Quincy Adams Presidential Dollar Coin
Photo of the John Quincy Adams Presidential Dollar coin. Page 14.

John Tyler Presidential Dollar Design
The John Tyler Presidential Dollar Design is shown here. Tyler's coin is the 10th Presidential Dollar in the series, issued in mid-2009. Page 20.

Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollar Coin
Photo of the Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollar coin. Page 16.

Statue of Liberty Reverse of the Presidential Dollar Struck Coin
The image of the coin that appears in the artist rendering is often quite different than what the struck coin actually looks like! Page 2.

William Henry Harrison Presidential Dollar Design
The William Henry Harrison Presidential Dollar design is shown here. The Harrison Dollar is the 9th Presidential Dollar in the series, issued in early 2009. Page 19.

Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar Design
The Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar design is shown here. Taylor was the 12th U.S. President, and therefore the 12th Presidential Dollar in the series features him. The Taylor Dollar is issued in late 2009, the fourth dollar that year. Page 22.

The edge lettering depiction of the Presidential Dollar as Struck on Actual Coins
The image of the coin that appears in the artist rendering is often quite different than what the struck coins actually look like! Page 12.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar. Page 3.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar (Reverse)
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar. Page 4.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar (Obverse)
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar. Page 5.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar. Page 6.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar (Reverse)
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar. Page 2.

James Madison Presidential Dollar Actual Coin
The image of the coin that appears in the artist rendering is often quite different than what the struck coin actually looks like! Page 10.

Presidential Dollars Washington Coin - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Honoring George Washington
Presidential Dollar Coin, George Washington Design, Artists Rendering. Page 3.

Presidential Dollars Adams Coin - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Honors John Adams
Presidential Dollar Coin, John Adams Design, Artists Rendering. Page 5.

Presidential Dollars Jefferson Coin - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Honors Thomas Jefferson
Presidential Dollar Coin, Thomas Jefferson Design, Artists Rendering. Page 7.

Presidential Dollars Madison Coin - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Honors James Madison
Presidential Dollar Coin, James Madison Design, Artists Rendering. Page 9.

Presidential Dollars edge design Coin - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Coins
Presidential Dollar Coin, edge design, Artists Rendering. Page 11.

George Washington Presidential Dollar Actual Coin
The image of the coin that appears in the artist rendering is often quite different than what the struck coin actually looks like! Page 4.

The 1858 Indian Head US Gold Dollar
This is an image of the 1858 Indian Head U.S. Gold Dollar. Page 2.

John Adams Presidential Dollar Actual Coin
The image of the coin that appears in the artist rendering is often quite different than what the struck coin actually looks like! Page 6.

Thomas Jefferson Presidential Dollar Actual Coin
The image of the coin that appears in the artist rendering is often quite different than what the struck coin actually looks like!. Page 8.

1910 Indian Head Type Quarter Eagle US Gold Coin Two and a Half Dollar Gold Piece Gold Piece
This is an image of the 1910 Indian Head Type Quarter Eagle U.S. Gold Coin. Page 4.

1847 Coronet Type Liberty Eagle US Gold Coin Ten Dollar Gold Piece
This is an image of the 1847 Coronet Type Liberty Eagle U.S. Gold Coin ($10 Gold Piece). Page 8.

1910-S Indian Head Type Saint-Gaudens US Gold Eagle Ten Dollar Gold Piece
1910-S Indian Head Type (Saint-Gaudens) U.S. Gold Eagle ($10 Gold Piece). Page 10.

1849 Coronet Liberty Head Type Half Eagle US Gold Coin Five Dollar Gold Piece
This is an image of the 1849 Coronet Liberty Head Type Half Eagle U.S. Gold Coin ($5.00 Gold Piece). Page 6.

1909D Indian Head Half Eagle US Gold Coin Five Dollar Gold Piece
This is an image of the 1909D Indian Head Half Eagle U.S. Gold Coin ($5.00 Gold Piece). Page 7.

1869 Indian Head Three Dollar US Gold Coin
This is an image of the 1869 Indian Head Three Dollar U.S. Gold Coin. Page 5.

1904 Liberty Head Double Eagle US Gold Coin Twenty Dollar Gold Piece
This is an image of the 1904 Liberty Head Double Eagle U.S. Gold Coin ($20 Gold Piece). Page 11.

1908 Saint-Gaudens - No Motto - Walking Liberty Double Eagle US Gold Coin Twenty Dollar Gold Piece
This is an image of the 1908 Saint-Gaudens (No Motto) Walking Liberty Double Eagle U.S. Gold Coin ($20 Gold Piece). Page 12.

1878 Coronet Type Liberty Head Quarter Eagle US Gold Coin Two and a Half Dollar Gold Piece
This is an image of the 1878 Coronet Type Liberty Head Quarter Eagle U.S. Gold Coin ($2.50 Gold Piece). Page 3.

Proof Adams Presidential Dollar Elliptical Planchet Error Coin
Proof Adams Presidential Dollar Elliptical Planchet Error Coin

Proof Presidential Dollar Error Coins
Photo gallery of Proof Presidential Dollar error coins.

Adams Presidential Dollars Double Edge Lettering Error Coins
Photo gallery showing John Adams Presidential Dollars that got two sets of edge lettering inscriptions on them.

Adams Presidential Dollars Double Edge Lettering Error Coins
Photo gallery showing John Adams Presidential Dollars that got two sets of edge lettering inscriptions on them.

Presidential Dollar Errors - Photos of Washington Dollar Error Coins -
Washington Presidential Dollar Photo Gallery - Images and Pictures of Godless Dollars, plain edge Washington Dollars, missing clad layers, double edge lettering, major struck through grease errors, rotated reverse errors, skipped, slipped, and misplaced edge lettering, die breaks, die gouges, cuds, die cracks, clashes, and lots of other Presidential Dollar errors and varieties.

Presidential Dollar Errors - Photos of Washington Dollar Error Coins -
Washington Presidential Dollar Photo Gallery - Images and Pictures of Godless Dollars, plain edge Washington Dollars, missing clad layers, double edge lettering, major struck through grease errors, rotated reverse errors, skipped, slipped, and misplaced edge lettering, die breaks, die gouges, cuds, die cracks, clashes, and lots of other Presidential Dollar errors and varieties.

Presidential Dollar Errors - Photos of Washington Dollar Error Coins -
Washington Presidential Dollar Photo Gallery - Images and Pictures of Godless Dollars, plain edge Washington Dollars, missing clad layers, double edge lettering, major struck through grease errors, rotated reverse errors, skipped, slipped, and misplaced edge lettering, die breaks, die gouges, cuds, die cracks, clashes, and lots of other Presidential Dollar errors and varieties.

Presidential Dollar Errors - Photos of Washington Dollar Error Coins -
Washington Presidential Dollar Photo Gallery - Images and Pictures of Godless Dollars, plain edge Washington Dollars, missing clad layers, double edge lettering, major struck through grease errors, rotated reverse errors, skipped, slipped, and misplaced edge lettering, die breaks, die gouges, cuds, die cracks, clashes, and lots of other Presidential Dollar errors and varieties.

Presidential Dollar Errors - Photos of Washington Dollar Error Coins -
Washington Presidential Dollar Photo Gallery - Images and Pictures of Godless Dollars, plain edge Washington Dollars, missing clad layers, double edge lettering, major struck through grease errors, rotated reverse errors, skipped, slipped, and misplaced edge lettering, die breaks, die gouges, cuds, die cracks, clashes, and lots of other Presidential Dollar errors and varieties.

Presidential Dollar Errors - Photos of Washington Dollar Error Coins -
Washington Presidential Dollar Photo Gallery - Images and Pictures of Godless Dollars, plain edge Washington Dollars, missing clad layers, double edge lettering, major struck through grease errors, rotated reverse errors, skipped, slipped, and misplaced edge lettering, die breaks, die gouges, cuds, die cracks, clashes, and lots of other Presidential Dollar errors and varieties.

Vcoins and Vauctions - Ancient Coin Auctions and Dealers an Alternative to eBay
Vcoins and Vauctions are sister sites run by a coin collector who got tired of the lax ethical standards on eBay. Vcoins is host to hundreds of like-minded coin dealers, and the Vauctions listings get longer every week. Although founded in ancient coins, the sites are rapidly growing in the U.S. coins and world coins areas as well. Learn more about Vcoins and Vactions on this page.

Wildwinds Ancient Coins Attribution - Help With Ancient Coins and to Catalog Ancients
The Wildwinds database of ancient coins was begun by ancient coin dealer and collector Dave Surber more than a decade ago as a record of which ancient Roman and Greek coins sold for how much money. Soon, his archive of thousands of coin images and descriptions was hailed by ancient coin collectors everywhere as a wonderful cataloging and attribution resource. Now with more than 100,000 images, Wildwinds also covers Celtic and Byzantine coins, too.

Cherrypicking Tips - How to Find Good Deals at Coin Shows Through Cherrypicking
Cherrypicking is the act of searching through coins looking for specimens that have been overlooked for some reason. Some people search through rolls of coins they get from the bank at face value, looking for errors and varieties or just old coins. Some people cherrypick by looking through coin dealer stock, trying to find overloooked varieties. This article deals with the techniques and etiquette involved in cherrypicking at coin shows and dealer stores.

Copper Coins and Error Coins - CopperCoins.com is a Great Lincoln Cent Variety Site
CopperCoins.com is probably the best site on the Web for folks who collect Lincoln Cent die varieties. The site has thousands of varieties listed, complete with large detail photos to help you attribute your coins. Learn more about CopperCoins.com on this page.

Die Variety News - DVN - Billy Crawford's Magazine About Die Varieties & Error Coins
Die Variety News (DVN) is a bimonthly magazine published by Billy Crawford. DVN features many of the most recently found die varieties and minting error coins, plus has features about older coin types and other topics of interest to people who collect die varieties.

Fred Weinberg Error Coin Dealer - Error Coins Expert & Minting Process Expert
Fred Weinberg is one of the world's leading authorities on error coins and the coin minting process. He is an error coin dealer who has some of the most rare and incredible mint errors ever seen in his 100,000 plus coin collection.

Fake Godless Dollars - How to Tell if a Smooth Plain Edge Dollar is Fake or Genuine
Godless Dollars are so-called because they are missing the edge lettering inscriptions that all Presidential Dollars are supposed to have, which include, among others, IN GOD WE TRUST. However, what's to stop someone with a dremel tool or lathe from simply erasing the edge inscriptions to make fake Godless dollars? Learn how to tell a real plain edge dollar from a fake smooth edge dollar.

Mike Byers - Error Coin Dealer Mike Byers Profile
Mike Byers is one of the world's leading authorities on Mint Error coins, and the publisher of Mint Error News Magazine. He has more than thirty years experience with error coins, and has sold some of the most mind-boggling and stupendous major coin minting errors collectors have ever seen. Learn more about Mike Byers and his stock-in-trade.

Mint Error News Magazine
Mint Error News Magazine is published quarterly by Mike Byers. The magaxine, which is free on the Web, features major error coins. Mint Error News includes generous photos, an error coin price guide, articles and information related to mint errors, and plenty more.

Trail Dies and Wavy Steps
Traildies.com is a Web site devoted to the study of die trails, wavy steps, and similar phenomena on coins. Learn about this fascinating die variety type and the Web site that catalogs it.

Annie Oakley Coin - Did Annie Oakley Really Shoot This Coin?
Annie Oakley was a famous sharpshooter who traveled with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. She was able to shoot a hole through coins thrown into the air, as well as perform numerous other sharpshooting stunts. But did Annie Oakley really shoot the coin this article is about? Follow along in this lesson in numismatic forensics.

Coin Collectors Survival Manual By Scott A Travers - Coin Book Review
The Coin Collector's Survival Manual by Scott A. Travers is one of the most important coin collecting books ever written because it provides actionable advice that can make you money in coins right now, or save you from making terrible mistakes when you buy coins. This review will tell you why the Coin Collector's Survival Manual is my #1 favorite coin book.

2010 Penny Design - The US One Cent Design for 2010
Beginning in 2010, the United States will begin issuing a new reverse design for the one cent coin, commonly called the penny. See what this new penny looks like and learn what the design means.

Coinlink.com - Coin Collecting and Coin News Hub and Reference Site
Coinlink.com, founded in 1995, has evolved into one of the most comprehensive coin news and reference sites on the Web. The site makes my list because of its outstanding news aggregator, which is a cross between a news feed and a hundred-author blog. Coinlink is a true labor of love by longtime collector Scott Purvis.

Heritage Magazine - Free Magazine About Collectibles From Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auction Galleries publishes a free high-quality, glossy printed magazine about collectibles, including coins and other numismatic items. Find out how to get your free subscription.

Lincoln Commemorative Dollar - Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar Coin
The Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Dollar is a silver dollar coin being issued by the U.S. Mint in 2009. Learn why this Lincoln coin was issued, who the profits from the sales benefit, what the Lincoln Commemorative coin is all about, and whether this coin is a good buy or not.

Make Your Own Coins - Royal Australian Mint has a Special Coin Press at the Canberra Branch
Make your own coins on the special coin press at the Canberra Branch of the Royal Australian Mint. The coin denomination is one dollar, with a commemorative

CoinNetwork.com - Coin Network Social Networking for Coin Collectors
CoinNetwork.com is a social networking site for coin collectors, sort of a

Coin Trading - How to Find Coin Traders Around the World
Trading coins with people in other countries is a great way to build a world coin collection easily and inexpensively. Coin traders exchange coins via the mail by agreeing in advance on what coins to trade. This article shows you how to get started in the hobby of coin trading around the world.

Numismaster.com - Coin Management Software and World Coin Prices Plus Coin News and Blogs
Numismaster.com was founded by Krause Publication, the Standard Catalog of World Coins people. They put the whole catalog online, along with coin collection management software, and added in some news and blogs. It's a very useful coin collecting resource; too bad it's not free...

Ancient Coin - What Is an Ancient Coin?
Ancient coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Approval Service - What is an Approval Service or Coins on Approval
Approval service is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Colorized Coins - What Are Colorized Coins?
Colorized coins are defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Commemorative Coin - What is a Commemorative Coin?
What is a commemorative coin? Commemorative coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Encapsulated Coins - What Is an Encapsulated Coin?
Encapsulated coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

NGC - What is NGC?
What is NGC? NGC is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

PCGS - What is PCGS?
What is PCGS? PCGS is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Raw Coins - What is a Raw Coin?
Raw Coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Registry Set - What is a Registry Set for Coins?
Registry Set is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Common Bronze Uncleaned Coins - Dealer Review of Common Bronze
CommonBronze.com is a coin dealer partnership that specializes in ancient uncleaned coins and the supplies needed to clean them. One one the hallmarks that separate Common Bronze from other uncleaned coins dealers is the variety of their inventory. They have freshly dug ancient coins from cultures and era spanning 1,000 years. But are their coins worth the money? Check out my review of CommonBronze.com.

Adjectival Grades - What are Adjectival Grades for Coins
Adjectival grades is defined on the coin collecting terms glossary page.

Bourse - What is a Bourse - Coin Terminology Definitions - Glossary - Numismatic Dictionary
What is a bourse? Bourse is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Coin Cartwheel Effect - What is a Cartwheel Coin
Cartwheels and the cartwheel effect on coins are defined on this coin terms glossary page

Cherrypicker - What is a Cherrypicker of Coins?
What is a cherrypicker? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Cherrypicker is defined on this page.

2x2 Coin Holder - What is a 2 by 2 Cardboard Coin Holder?
A 2x2 cardboard coin holder is explained on this coin terms glossary page.

Coin Inscription - What is the Inscription on a Coin
Coin inscription is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Alloy - What is a Coin Alloy?
Alloy is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Bag Marks - What is a Bag Mark on a Mint U.S. Coin? - Coins Definition - U.S. Coin Terminology - Numismatic Glossary - Coin Collecting Dictionary
What is a Bag Mark? Bag Mark is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Business Strike - What is a Business Strike? - Coins Definition - U.S. Coin Terminology - Numismatic Glossary - Coin Collecting Dictionary
What is a Business Strike coin? Business Strike is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Cent - What is a Cent? - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Dictionary
What is a Cent? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of coin terminology. Cent is defined on this page.

Coin Blank Definition - What is a Coin Blank
What is a Coin Blank? Coin Blank is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Coin Devices - What are the Devices on a Coin?
What are the devices on a coin? This coin terms glossary page has the definition of coin devices.

Coin Flip - What is a Coin Flip?
What is a coin flip? Find out what a flip is on this coin terms page.

Coin Hubbing - What is a Coin Hub and the Hubbing Process Described
Coin hub is defined on this coin terms glossary page, and the coin hubbing process is briefly explained.

Coin Legends - What are the Legends on a Coin
The legends of a coin is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Coin Motto - What is the Motto on a Coin
Coin motto is defined on tghis coin collecting terms glossary page.

Patina - What is the Patina of a Coin?
What is the patina of a coin? This coin terms page has the definition of coin patina.

Coin Tokens - What are Coin Tokens?
The term Coin Tokens is defined on this coin term glossary page.

Coin Toning - What is Toning on a Coin?
What is coin toning? This coin terms glossary page defines toning on a coin.

Coin Type - What is the Type of a Coin
Coin type is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Contact Marks - What are Contact Marks on a Coin
Contact marks on a coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Cud on a Coin - What is a Cud on a Coin
What is a cud and how does it get on a coin? Learn the definition of cud on this coin terms glossary page.

Deterioration Doubling - What is Die Deterioration Doubling?
Die deterioration doubling is defined and explained on the coin terms glossary page.

Collar - Coin Striking Collar - What is a Coin Collar?
What is a coin striking collar? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Coin Striking Collar is defined on this page.

Die Abrasion Doubling - What is Die Abrasion Doubling on a Coin?
Die abrasion doubling is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Adjustment Strike - What is a Coin Die Adjustment Strike
Coin die adjustment strike is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Die Clash - What is a Clashed Die Error?
Learn what is meant by a die clash error on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Rotation - What is the Die Rotation on a Coin?
The die rotation of a coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Varitey - What is a Die Variety of a Coin
The die variety of a coin is defined on this coin collecting terms page.

Error Coin - What is an Error Coin or Mint Error?
What is an error coin? This coin terms page defines a mint error and explains why it differs from a die variety.

Essai Coin - What is an Essai Coin?
The essai coin type is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Exonumia - What is Exonumia or Paranumismatica?
Exonumia, also called Paranumismatica, is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Field - What is the Field of a Coin?
Fields on a coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Grading Service - What is a Coin Grading Service
Coin Grading Service is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Hairlines - What are Hairlines on a Coin
Hairlines on a coin is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Investment Grade Coins - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Dictionary
What are investment grade coins? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of coin terminology. Investment grade coins are defined on this page.

Mint State Coin - What is a Mint State Coin?
Mint State coin is defined on this coin term glossary page.

Numismatics - What is Numismatics?
Numismatics is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Crack - What is a Die Crack
What is a die crack? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Die Crack is defined on this page.

Dime - What is a Dime? - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Dictionary
What is a dime? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Dime is defined on this page.

Half Dollar - What is a Half Dollar? - U.S. Halves Defined - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Numismatic Dictionary
What is a half dollar? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Half dollar is defined on this page.

Repunched Mintmark RPM - What is a Repunched Mintmark
Repunched mintmark, also known as an RPM, is defined on this cointerms glossary page

Overpunched Mintmark OPM or OMM - What is an Overpunched Mintmark
Overpunched mintmark (OPM or OMM) is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Red Book - What is the U.S. Coins Red Book
What is the U.S. Coins Red Book? The Red Book is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Reeded Edge Defined - What is a Reeded Edge? - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Numismatic Dictionary
What is a reeded edge? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Reeded edge is defined on this page.

Reverse of a Coin - Coin Terms
What is the reverse of a coin? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of coin terminology. The reverse of a coin is defined on this page.

Roller Marks - What are Roller Marks on Coins
Roller marks on coins is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Round - What is a Coin-Like Round?
Round is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Shotgun Roll - What is a Shotgun Roll of Coins - Double Shotgun Roll - Terminology - Glossary - Definition
What is a shotgun roll of coins? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Shotgun roll of coins is defined on this page.

Slabbing - What is Meant by Slabbing Your Coins - Definition of Slabbing - Coins Terminology - Dictionary - Numismatic Glossary
What is meant by

Slider Marks - What are Slider Marks on a Coin?
Slider Marks is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

VAM Numbers - What are VAM Numbers
What are VAM Numbers? This coin collecting term is defined on the Glossary page for VAM Numbers.

Spiked Head Coin - What is a Spiked Head Coin
What is a spiked head coin? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Spiked head coin is defined on this page.

Denticles on Coins - Why do Some Coins Have Denticles?
This FAQ explains why denticles appear on many U.S. coins of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Error Coins and Die Varieties Coin Collectors Club - CONECA
The coin collectors club which specializes in error coins and die varieties is called CONECA. The acronym stands for Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America. Learn the history of CONECA, how to find its web site, and how to join the club on this web page about CONECA.

Sunken Treasure Coins - Sunken Treasure Ship Coins and What You Should Know Before You Buy Them
Before you buy sunken treasure coins, take a moment to think about what you are buying. Is there a lot of marketing hype making the coin seem more valuable than it is? Has the coin been certified, and by whom? Is the coin from a recovered sunken treasure that is getting a lot of publicity now, but might be forgotten tomorrow? Here are some things to consider when buying rare coins.

Grade Rarities Versus Mintage Rarities - What Is a Grade Rarity?
An understanding of rare coins is essential if you are going to buy supposedly rare coins, especially the ones in PCGS and NGC type holders. There is a big difference between a grade rarity and a mintage rarity; one might be a sucker's bet, while the other is proven solid gold. Learn which is which and why in this article about rare coins.

Chattanooga Coin - Dealer Review of Chattanooga Coin's Products and Services
Chattanooga Coins is a self-proclaimed coin wholesaler who sells at high retail prices. Much of their material is close-out leftovers from TV promotions and large estate purchases where they have picked up the bulk leavings after other dealers buy the rare material. This article is a review of their products and services.

L and C Coins - Coin Dealer Review for Lee Crane and L&C Coins
L&C Coins is one of the biggest advertisers in the weekly and monthly coin magazines, usually taking out expensive two-page spreads offering coins

Littleton Coin - Dealer Review of Littleton Coins
Littleton Coin is one of the best-known coin dealers in America. They advertise extensively, and do virtually all of their business through the mail via their approval service. In this review of Littleton Coins, I tell you whether buying from them is a smart decision.

One Per Person Coins - How Do Coin Dealers Get So Many Coins That Are Limited to One Per Person or One Per Household?
How do coin dealers get so many coins that are limited by the U.S. Mint to one per person? for example, the 2009 Ultra-High Relief coin was limited to one per household, but some dealers have hundreds of coins for sale. How are they getting them? Do they have a special deal with Mint? I have the answer in this FAQ about limited coins.

Coin Fraud - Fake Silver Eagle Coin Fraud
Coin fraud is an unfortunate reality of coin collecting, but it's easy to educate yourself about fake coins and coin fraud subjects. This article teaches out how to spot fake silver coins, especially fake silver eagles from China.

Blank Coin - How Much is My Blank Coin Worth
Sometimes people come across blank coins in circulation, and they wonder what they've got and if it's worth anything. This FAQ page answers these questions about blank coins.

Buffalo Nickel Dates - What Is My Buffalo Nickel With No Date Worth
Buffalo Nickels with no dates on them present an interesting challenge. How do you learn how much the coin is worth if the date has worn off?

Coin Design Process - What is the Design Process for State Quarters
This article describes the design process for U.S. coins, using the State Quarter as the example. Learn why the coin design narrative is so critical, and how the U.S. Mint decides which designs become actual coins.

MCMLXXXVI on Gold Coins - No Date on Gold Coin
Some U.S. gold coins seem to be lacking a date. Instead, they have a sequence of letters, such as MCMLXXXVI. Learn how to interpret these symbols on gold coins that seem to have no date on them.

Adjustment Marks on Coins - What are Weight Adjustment Marks?
Adjustment marks appear on many pre-1840 coins, although they are most frequently seen on coins dated prior to 1821. Learn what weight adjustment marks are, what caused them, how to distinguish them from other field marks such as roller marks, and how adjustment marks affect the value of your coins.

State Quarters For 2008 - Artist Renderings - 2008 Statehood Quarters
State Quarter designs for 2008 are shown in the form of the official U.S. Mint artist renderings. The photo gallery will be updated woth the actual struck coins as each new State Quarter is released, along with my insider's commentary and observations.

Chinese Coin Counterfeting Ring Makes Fake Silver Coins - Fake US Coins & Fake Crowns
Photos of a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation, which is striking fake silver coins. The photos include images of the fake coin dies being used, the machinery the coins are being struck on, and the final products ready to be placed in fake PCGS and NGC slabs.

Chinese Coin Counterfeting Ring Makes Fake Silver Coins - Fake US Coins & Fake Crowns
Photos of a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation, which is striking fake silver coins. The photos include images of the fake coin dies being used, the machinery the coins are being struck on, and the final products ready to be placed in fake PCGS and NGC slabs.

ANA Convention Baltimore 2008 - Larry Shepherd and Ed Moy Cut the Ribbon
Larry Shepherd and Ed Moy cut the ribbon to open the 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money in Baltimore.

ANA World's Fair of Money 2008 in Baltimore
The 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money was held in Baltimore this year. This is a photo gallery of the interesting people, displays, and events that make the annual summer ANA coin show the best numismatic event of the year.

U.S. Mint Display at the 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee
Photo of the U.S. Mint Display at the 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee

ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee - Coin Show Photo Gallery
ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money coin show photo gallery, along with generous commentary and my observations and opinions about the coin show displays, exhibits, and coin dealers.

ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee - Coin Show Photo Gallery
ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money coin show photo gallery, along with generous commentary and my observations and opinions about the coin show displays, exhibits, and coin dealers.

Ebay Coin Tips - Top 5 Ways to Avoid Buying Fake Coins on eBay
Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of fake coins on eBay by following these five simple steps.

Presidential Dollar Doubled Dies - Hub Doubling on Presidential Dollars
Photo gallery of Presidential Dollars that were struck from doubled dies.

Fred Weinberg's Tour of the Shanghai Mint in China
This photo gallery and commentary features images from Fred Weinberg's tour of the Shanghai Mint in China. Fred shares some amazing images with us, including solid gold planchet strip leftover from punching the coin blanks for gold Panda coins, the galvano for the silver Panda master hub, error coins collected by the Chinese Mint workers, and more.

Roller Marks and Weight Adjustment Marks on Coins - Diagnostics to Tell Roller Marks From Adjustment Marks
This photo diagnostic helps you determine the difference between roller marks and weight adjustment marks on U.S. coins.

Albanian Money - Albania Coins in Circulation
This is an image showing the coins which are currently used as money in Albania. This Albanian coinage is part of the monetary system used in Albania.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

U.S. Gold Coins - American Gold Coins of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century - Gold Type Collection
This is an image gallery of historical U.S. gold coins. This is a type collection of American gold coins from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the famous Saint-Gaudens Twenty-dollar gold piece double eagle, gold quarter and half eagles, U.S. three-dollar gold pieces, and one dollar gold coins of the United States.

Counterfeit Coins on eBay and How to Avoid Them
Learn how to avoid buying counterfeit and fake coins on eBay by reading these tips from other collectors.

Make Money With Coins
How to make money with coins. Readers share their tips for getting the most when you sell your coin collection, plus you can add your own coin selling tip!

Slab - What is a Slab - Definition of a Slab - Coin Terminology - Definitions - Numismatic Glossary
What is a coin slab? Your Guide has this definition and other coin words defined in the Glossary of Numismatic Terminology, a dictionary of coin related terms. Coin slab is defined on this page.

First Ladies Gold Coins - First Spouse Presidential Coins - Presidents Wives Coin Photos
Photo gallery of the First Spouse gold coins issued in conjunction with the Presidential Dollars. These coins show the first ladies of the U.S. for presidents who had a first lady.

First Ladies Gold Coins - First Spouse Presidential Coins - Presidents Wives Coin Photos
Photo gallery of the First Spouse gold coins issued in conjunction with the Presidential Dollars. These coins show the first ladies of the U.S. for presidents who had a first lady.

New Lincoln Penny Designs 2010 Proposed Lincoln Cent Reverse
These images show the design candidates for the Lincoln Cent reverse slated to begin in 2010. This reverse will be permanent. Which one do you think should have been selected?

New Lincoln Penny Designs 2010 Proposed Lincoln Cent Reverse
These images show the design candidates for the Lincoln Cent reverse slated to begin in 2010. This reverse will be permanent. Which one do you think should have been selected?

New Pennies for 2009 - New Penny Designs
The new pennies for 2009 are shown in artist renderings. The new penny design for 2009 is the first time in 50 years that the penny reverse (tails side) has been changed!

Presidential Dollars Coin Program - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Coins
Presidential Dollars, See Artist Renderings of the new Presidential Dollar Coins before they come out, plus compare the actual coin to the proposed design as enter circulation.

Presidential Dollars Coin Program - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Coins
Presidential Dollars, See Artist Renderings of the new Presidential Dollar Coins before they come out, plus compare the actual coin to the proposed design as enter circulation.

Pattern Coin - What is a Pattern Coin?
Pattern coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Coin Grading FAQ - What is Coin Grading and How Can I Learn to Grade Coins?
Coin grading is a very important skill for anybody who wants to buy or sell coins. Grading coins is much more than just being able to tell the difference between an Uncirculated coin and a well-worn Good or Fine coin. This FAQ answers the basic questions that people new to coin grading are likely to ask.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
These are images of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar.

Fake PCGS Slabs - Diagnostics for Counterfeit PCGS Holders
This photo gallery shows the diagnostics to determine whether a PCGS slab is fake or genuine. The fake PCGS holder is shown side-by-side with the genuine PCGS holder, with markings to show you exactly what to look for.

Famous & Rare Coin Profiles - Famous Mint Errors - Type Coins and Coin Stories
The story behind most coins is as interesting as the coins themselves. Why do we only put dead people on U.S. coins? Does the U.S. Mint make error coins on purpose so the dollar coins will circulate? Why did the U.S. issue a quarter dollar with a bare-breasted Liberty on it? The stories behind our coins make fascinating reading.

Oklahoma State Quarter Artist Rendering
Oklahoma State Quarter Artist Rendering

Shanghai Mint in China - Chinese Government Mint at Shanghai
The front facade of the Shanghai Mint in China is modeled after the Philadelphia Mint in the U.S.

Washington Presidential Dollar Doubled Die WDDR-001
Washington Presidential Dollar Doubled Die WDDR-001

Adams Presidential Dollars Double Edge Lettering Error Coins Type 1 Photo A
Photo gallery showing John Adams Presidential Dollars that got two sets of edge lettering inscriptions on them.

The First Plain Edge Washington Dollar
Photo of the first plain edge Washington Dollar to be put up for sale on eBay.

Counterfeit PCGS Slab
Counterfeit PCGS slab, originally published in the

Roller Marks on a 1921-S Morgan Dollar
Photo of roller marks on a 1921-S Morgan Dollar (detail).

Chinese Coin Fakes Being Minted by Hand
A worker in a Chinese fake coin minting operation feeds a planchet into the coin press to strike a fake silver dollar.

Lincoln Cent 2010 Lincoln Penny Proposed Design 1
This is one of the proposed designs for the new Lincoln Cent, which will be the permanent reverse beginning in 2010.

New Penny Design 1 - New Pennies 1
The new penny design for 2009, first design.

Martha Washington Gold Coin (Obverse) - Artist Rendering
Photo of artist rendering of Martha Washington gold coin obverse in the First Spouse series

Presidential Dollars Reverse - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Reverse - Artists Rendering
Presidential Dollar Coin, Reverse Design, Artists Rendering

The US 1854 Type I Liberty Head Gold Dollar
This is an image of the U.S. 1854 (Type I) Liberty Head Gold Dollar

Numismatically Worthless - What Is a Numismatically Worthless Coin?
Numismatically worthless is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

PCGS Genuine Coins - What Is the PCGS Genuine Service?
The PCGS Genuine service is causing confusion among coin collectors because these PCGS holders have no grade on them. This FAQ explains what a PCGS Genuine coin is and how to tell what the codes on the slab label mean.

Coin - What is a Coin?
Coin (as contrasted with round) is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

What is a Coin Flan?
Find out what a coin flan is on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Denticles - Coin Terms & Definitions - What are Denticles?
Denticles is defined on this glossary page of coin terms. Find out what denticles are.

Million Dollar Nickels - 1913 Liberty Head Nickels Book Review
Million Dollar Nickels, a book written by Paul Montgomery, Mark Borckardt, and Ray Knight, tells the story of the famous 1913 Liberty Head Nickels. The book is an engaging journey through the history of these illegally struck nickels, and tells the story of those who owned them, especially the Walton family. The Walton Specimen had been presumed lost for decades, and the story of its rediscovery is one of the most incredbile numismatic stories of our time.

Coin Community Numismatic Forum - Discuss Coin Collecting on the Coin Community Forum
The Coin Community Forum is one of the friendliest coin-related forums on the Web. It's family-friendly and they have plenty of in-house experts to help you out with your coins. Learn more about them on this page.

Special Mint Sets SMS - What Is a Special Mint Set
The Special Mint Set, or SMS is a certain type of Mint set that was only issued for a short time for a specific reason. Learn the facts about these interesting and unusual coins.

Selling Coins
There are many reasons you may want to sell your coins. You may lose interest in a particular series. You completed a collection and want to move on to something else. Or, the most common reason, you inherited a coin collection and you do not collect coins, so you want to sell them. Here you will find guidance on how to sell your coins and get the most money for them while avoiding the rip-off artists that are out there.

Coin Buying Advice - How to Buy Coins - Finding a U.S. Coin Dealer - Discovering Rare Coin Bargains and Sales
Your Guide offers coin buying advice, articles, and tips. There are several ways to build a collection of rare coins, some of which might be new to you. Get the most for your money whether you buy U.S. coins, Canadian coins, or ancient Chinese Cash coins. Articles tell how to find ethical coin dealers, negotiate the lowest prices, find unsorted lots, and more.

Rare & Gold Coin Investing - Rare Coin Dealers -Coin Investment Advcie
Although most coin collectors hope their collections will increase in value over time, serious investing in gold coins and rare U.S. coinage requires careful planning. Learn about coin collecting as an investment -- what types of coins to buy, and why, and how to avoid the costly mistakes that many new rare coin invesstors make.

Start Collecting Coins
Are you interested in coins and find them fascinating, but you don’t know how to start a coin collection? Coin collecting can be a fun, enjoyable, relaxing and profitable hobby if you know where to begin and how to proceed. I will cover all the basics of coin collecting and get you started on a hobby that will last a life-time.

Coin Collecting Glossary
Here you will find definitions of various words and terminology that are used in coin collecting.

Canadian Coin
Canada produces some of the most beautiful coins in the world. From common business strike coins for circulation to commemorative coins and bullion coins, the possibilities are endless. Here we will explore the diverse world of Canadian coins.

Coin Books & Resources
There is a wealth of knowledge that has been published on coins and coin collecting. Books, websites and computer programs have been written to pass this knowledge on to all those who seek it. Here is a list of resources that you can use to learn more about your favorite area of coin collecting.

Buying Coins
Some coins you can pull right out of your pocket to add them to your collection. All the rest must be purchased. Here is a guide to help you find places to buy coins, pay the lowest price possible and advice that will help you from getting ripped-off.

Coins - TopPicks
An index of TopPicks for the Coins guide site.

Coin Collecting Terms and Glossary B - Coin Terms Beginning With B
Coin collecting terms and glossary entries beginning with the letter B can be found on this coin terms glossary page.